Emotion Coaching: Developing Emotional Intelligence Stage 5

Development of emotional intelligence is essential for success in all kinds of relationships. This blog series will outline the stages of emotional intelligence development. This post focuses on stage five, Emotion Coaching. Stages to Emotional Intelligence Development Self-Awareness: Acknowledging and coming to terms with personal strengths, weaknesses, bias and attitudes Personal Emotional Regulation: Learning to self sooth and mindful of feelings Self-Motivation: Internal locus …

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Emotional Regulation: Developing Emotional Intelligence Stage 2

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Development of emotional intelligence is essential for success in all kinds of relationships. This blog series will outline the stages of emotional intelligence development. This post focuses on stage two, Emotional Regulation. Stages to Emotional Intelligence Development Self-Awareness: Acknowledging and coming to terms with personal strengths, weaknesses, bias and attitudes Personal Emotional Regulation: Learning to self sooth and mindful …

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Distorted Thinking

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Ask a Therapist What is Distorted Thinking? The term “distorted thinking” describes patterns of thought that reinforce negative patterns ingrained in one’s internal map. 15 Styles of Distorted Thinking[1] Filtering: You take the negative details and magnify them, while filtering out all positive aspects of a situation. A single detail may be picked out, and …

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Emotional Command Centers

What are Emotional Command Centers? According to John Gottman Emotional Command Centers: The emotional command systems are the tracks on which your emotions run. The seven emotional command systems and what they’re responsible for are: Jester: play and fun. Sensualist: attraction and lust. Nest-Builder: affiliation, friendship, care, and nurturing. John Gottman I also add the …

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Emotional Flooding State Vs. Calm and Relaxed State

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Ask a Therapist? What does emotional flooding do to the body? How can I tell if I am emotionally flooded? Emotional flooding can be dangerous when we are trying to have a difficult conversation. Prior to any critical conversation, it is important to be able to emotionally regulate and understand how you process stress. Below …

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